I realize that I haven’t been blogging lately but I didn’t want to bog you down with frivolous things during busy times. That said, I did want to take the time to wish you all a wonderful and safe Holiday. And I wish you nothing but the best for 2010.
If you have a bit of time during the holidays to surf the web, here are some interesting links for you to check out.
I get asked a lot about where to find great Insect Calendars. Here are a few sources that I recommend:
And for Insect Posters:
I am often asked where to find more detailed, higher level Insect Publications.
Dr Steve Marshall from the University of Guelph has published a 736 page book filled with photos and short details on each insect. It might be too high level for some but it is a great resource to flip through to try to find out which insect you recently caught to ID. Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
I refer to these next books all the time for field crop insect pests. They are more expense as non-members of the society but they are worth it. Entomological Society of America’s Insect Pest Handbooks. I have many of these in my office so if you would like to see a copy before buying it, feel free to come and see me.
These are some of the most spectacular Insect/Arthropod photos out there:
And finally, if any of you have had a longer conversation with me, Ted.com usually comes up. I am a huge fan of the talks on this site as they are some of the most inspirational, cutting edge and thought provoking discussions in the world. I highly recommend that take the time to check out many of the talks on this site. If you are an IT/gadgets freak you will be blown away with some of the near future technology presented on this site. There have been a few interesting ones on insects too including: